Julie Gates is a public relations professional and marketing communicator with 20 years of expertise. President of Julie Gates Public Relations, Julie specializes in the education technology industry for pre-K-12 and higher-ed, planning and driving campaigns that build strong brands. She has served as the trusted media contact for many pioneering companies.
Julie excels at working directly with business leaders to help them grow their companies, sell successfully and achieve their goals in a changing market. She has worked on a special project supported by Bill Gates’ BGC3, been part of Houghton Mifflin, worked under Hubert Joly (now CEO of Best Buy), and with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
A respected and passionate news source for education editors and writers, Julie has earned strong recommendations from trade press, clients and colleagues. With a clear focus on education, Julie is immersed in the industry and has built an elite network of education press and opinion influencers. She is a member of the Dirty Old Ladies of Software (DOLS), Education Writers’ Association, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and BusinessWire. She also spent years as a weekly elementary classroom volunteer.
Julie is a mother of two, living in the Los Angeles area. Outside of work, Julie enjoys discovering intriguing places and is a top TripAdvisor reviewer. She also loves live theater and is often researching and trying great restaurants. She likes getting outside and walking or biking, being on the water, and watching her kids or the LA Galaxy play soccer on weekends.